NCAAF Game Recap - Houston at Central Florida
Sat Nov 2, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

Wof
14
Clem
59
F
UGA
24
Fla
17
F
Oreg
56
USC
24
F
Utah
33
Wash
28
F
Miss
14
Aub
20
F
WVU
14
Bayl
17
F
Mich
38
MD
7
F
SMU
48
Mem
54
F
VaTec
20
ND
21
F
Cin
46
ECU
43
F
GaSo
24
App
21
F
Boise
52
SJSU
42
F
K St
38
Kans
10
F
NCSt
10
Wake
44
F
Navy
56
UConn
10
F
Buff
43
E Mi
14
F
NIU
10
C Mi
48
F
Hou
29
UCF
44
F
UTSA
14
TxAM
45
F
BC
58
Syr
27
F
Neb
27
Purd
31
F
Lib
63
UMass
21
F
OD
17
FLInt
24
F
Akr
6
BGSU
35
F
Troy
35
CoCar
36
F
ArkSt
48
ULMon
41
F
UNLV
17
ColSt
37
F
Army
13
AF
17
F
Marsh
20
Rice
7
F
TCU
27
OkSt
34
F
UTEP
26
NorTx
52
F
Rut
10
Ill
38
F
MiaFL
27
FlaSt
10
F
MidTN
20
Char
34
F
Tuls
26
Tul
38
F
FlAtl
35
W Ky
24
F
MisSt
54
Ark
24
F
Pitt
20
GATec
10
F
OreSt
56
Ariz
38
F
TxSt
3
ULLaf
31
F
UAB
7
Tenn
30
F
NW
3
Ind
34
F
Vand
7
SCar
24
F
UVA
38
UNC
31
F
Colo
14
UCLA
31
F
BYU
42
UtSt
14
F
NM
10
Nev
21
F
Fres
41
Hawaii
38
F

Nov 2, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Houston (3-6)

17

6

0

6

29

Central Florida (7-2)

14

7

21

2

44

Gabriel rallies UCF past Houston 44-29
Sat Nov 2, 2019 3:58 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Dillon Gabriel passed for 298 yards and three touchdowns, including two to Tre Nixon, and ran for a score as Central Florida dominated the second half and beat Houston 44-29 on Saturday.

Houston jumped out to a 10-0 lead on Mulbah Car's 37-yard TD run and a 45-yard field goal by Dalton Witherspoon. Gabriel hit Marlon Williams for a 6-yard score and, after Car scored on a 2-yard run, added a 32-yard scoring strike to Nixon to pull UCF (7-2, 4-1 American Athletic Conference) with 17-14 after one quarter.

Gabriel scored on a 22-yard run midway through the second quarter to put the Knights up 21-17, but Witherspoon kicked two field goals in the final 4 minutes and Houston (3-6, 1-4) took a 23-21 lead into halftime.

UCF put the game out of reach with three third-quarter touchdowns. Bentavious Thompson scored on a 43-yard run, Gabriel and Nixon hooked up for a 34-yard score and Thompson added a 2-yard TD run for a 42-23 lead heading into the final quarter.

Gabriel hit 21 of 30 passes without an interception for the Knights. Nixon had six receptions for 123 yards.

Clayton Tune completed 18 of 30 passes for 179 yards with one TD and one interception for the Cougars. Mar carried 26 times for 132 yards and two scores.

Passing

Hou Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
C. Tune 30 18 60.0 1 179 63 1 74.2
UCF Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Gabriel 30 21 70.0 3 298 42 0 135.1
D. Mack Jr. 2 1 50.0 0 6 6 0 56.3

Rushing

Hou Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Car 26 132 5.1 37 2
K. Porter 8 46 5.8 14 0
UCF Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
B. Thompson 7 65 9.3 43 2
B. Wimbush 1 32 32.0 32 0

Receiving

Hou Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Bradley 4 90 22.5 63 0
J. Singleton 4 41 10.3 14 1
UCF Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Nixon 6 123 20.5 38 2
J. Harris 3 67 22.3 42 0

Fumbles

Returning

Hou KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
M. Stevenson 2 22.0 0 23 0 - 0 0
UCF KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
O. Anderson 1 2.0 0 2 1 26.0 0 26
M. Williams 0 - 0 0 1 11.0 0 11

Punting

Hou Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Roy 6 286 47.7 57
UCF Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Osteen 7 288 41.1 47

Takeaways

UCF Int Yds InTD
N. Clarke 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Hou UCF
Points For 29 44
Total Yards 419 468
Rushing Yards 240 164
Passing Yards 179 304
Passing Completions / Attempts 18/30 22/32
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/1
First Downs 20 16
Penalties - Yards 5/40 5/32
Time Of Possession 31:31 29:29
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/17 5/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 6/48 7/41

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Hou UCF
Hou 2:56 TD Mulbah Car 37 yd run (Dalton Witherspoon kick) 7 0
Hou 9:31 FG Dalton Witherspoon 45 yd FG 10 0
UCF 10:53 TD Marlon Williams 6 yd pass from Dillon Gabriel (Dylan Barnas kick) 10 7
Hou 12:47 TD Mulbah Car 2 yd run (Dalton Witherspoon kick) 17 7
UCF 14:12 TD Tre Nixon 32 yd pass from Dillon Gabriel (Dylan Barnas kick) 17 14
2nd Quarter Hou UCF
UCF 5:44 TD Dillon Gabriel 22 yd run (Dylan Barnas kick) 17 21
Hou 11:00 FG Dalton Witherspoon 37 yd FG 20 21
Hou 15:00 FG Dalton Witherspoon 41 yd FG 23 21
3rd Quarter Hou UCF
UCF 4:50 TD Bentavious Thompson 43 yd run (Dylan Barnas kick) 23 28
UCF 9:02 TD Tre Nixon 34 yd pass from Dillon Gabriel (Dylan Barnas kick) 23 35
UCF 14:20 TD Bentavious Thompson 2 yd run (Dylan Barnas kick) 23 42
4th Quarter Hou UCF
Hou 12:08 TD Jeremy Singleton 8 yd pass from Clayton Tune (failed 2pt pass) 29 42
UCF 13:26 SF Team safety 29 44

Game Information

Stadium: Spectrum Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Attendance: 41,361
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